Brand of the Month: Tommy Hilfiger

Brand of the Month: Tommy Hilfiger

It’s that time again, time to fan-girl the next brand of the month, and it’s an iconic one.  I was wracking my brain this morning trying to figure out who to gush over, and I just happened to look at my ‘promotions’ inbox, it should just be labeled coupons you tell yourself you’ll use but never do it; anyhoo, it was Tommy Hilfiger!!  I couldn’t think of anyone better to write about today.  It’s cool and crisp in Chicago, and I think of a great go-to sweater tucked in my closet, it has the red and blue label that I grew up wearing.  It’s perfect every time. (more…)

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Earn Your Allowance

How to Earn Your Allowance Using

Kids these days spend a ton of time online, so why not encourage them to use the computer to earn a little cash?

Indeed, a recent study from the Pew Research Center shows that 24 percent of teens, ages 13 through 17, go online “almost constantly” and that 56 percent of teens reported going online at least once a day.

But if you fall into one of these age brackets, all that time spent on the tablet, smartphone, or desktop doesn’t have to be devoted to Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat. Instead, try spending some of that screen time making money selling your old stuff at an online consignment site – with your parents’ permission and help setting up an account, of course. (more…)

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Style the home of your dreams

How to Style the Home of Your Dreams… On a Budget You Can Afford

Changing your decor is one of the easiest ways to transform your home into the one you’ve always dreamed about. The problem is that a complete remodel or all-new set of decorations isn’t always within your budget.

As a result, many people do very little – sticking with the same, tired decor for years. Don’t give up hope! It is possible to style the home of your dreams on a budget you can afford. (more…)

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New Trends from Consignment

Breaking Fashion Rules: New Trends from Consignment

This year’s spring and summer fashion runways featured 1970s-inspired styles ranging from hippy dresses to patchwork and pantsuits. But while you might not be ready to ditch your favorite pair of shorts for a closet full of fringe and feathers, there are a few of these upcoming fashion trends that could be easily translated to life in the stands at a Little League baseball game or at a backyard barbeque.

Many of these designers’ shows included pieces that were both timeless and trendy, in fabrics like denim or colors and patterns like khaki, bold red and even classic polka dots. Savvy shoppers who want to take advantage of these trends on-budget will find plenty of great bargains from online consignment sites for clothes that will be just as fashionable this summer as they were when they graced the department store shelves. (more…)

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